Josh Gold

Josh (4th dan), is Assistant Chief Instructor and co-founder of Ikazuchi Dojo.

Josh began his aikido training under Matsuoka Sensei in 1991 and has been his direct disciple for 25 years. Under the direction of Matsuoka Sensei, Josh manages dojo operations, leads the development of Ikazuchi’s programs, and supports the dojo’s team of instructors.

Josh also has 15 years of entrepreneurial and executive management experience. He has founded a series of start-ups and led special projects for clients such as Intel, Sony, Disney, Nissan Motors, and DreamWorks.